SMS File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a SMS file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .SMS files.

What is a SMS file?

Files with the .sms extension usually contain SMS text messages that have been sent and received by a Sony Ericsson cell phone. When a user exports the messages from the cell phone to their computer, the files are saved with the .sms file extension. The SMS files are saved in a text-based format.

The .sms file extension is also used for Sega Master System emulator ROM image files, Microsoft package definition files, StarPlayer files, Warcraft 2 map files, Train Simulator sound management systemfiles, OpenOffice.org Math application formula document template files and Netscape PHYSICON Interactive plug-in files.

How to open SMS files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension SMS for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different SMS openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension SMS

While we know of one file format using the .SMS file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .SMS file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of SMS files. Remember, different programs may use SMS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

MyPhoneExplorerMyPhoneExplorerUser submitted
Scrapbook FactoryScrapbook FactoryUser submitted
Scrapbooks PlusScrapbooks PlusUser submitted
Scrapbook Factory DeluxeScrapbook Factory DeluxeUser submitted
WinDS PRO AppsWinDS PRO AppsUser submitted
SMSCaster E-Marketer GSM EnterpriseSMSCaster E-Marketer GSM EnterpriseUser submitted
SMSCaster E-Marketer GSM StandardSMSCaster E-Marketer GSM StandardUser submitted
ITC Ilwis30ITC Ilwis30User submitted
Open ModelSphereOpen ModelSphereUser submitted
SMSCaster E-Marketer EnterpriseSMSCaster E-Marketer EnterpriseUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with SMS-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with SMS-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!